Mudcat Café message #858359 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55278   Message #858359
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
04-Jan-03 - 07:30 AM
Thread Name: PEL- Enforcement: How?
Subject: RE: PEL- Enforcement: How?
I imagine that, if they get this law through without significant amendments - and that shouldn't be assumed - the situation will continue to be that, as at present, it will be enforced in a random, arbitary and injust fashion, and ignored a lot of the time.

You don't beat a bad law by evading it, but by breaking it, and keeping on breaking it, in a way that invites the local authorities to choose between prosecuting or refusing to prosecute. Sooner or later prosecutions will run into the wall, because they will be unsustainable in the face of human rights requirements. It may take time.